Upcoming Events

Annual Events

Each June, LAPBC hosts a Gratitude Lunch to honour a member of the legal community who has been selfless in his or her actions and showed great dedication to helping lawyers in need.

The Lawyers Assistance Program Invites You to Attend Our 17th Annual Gratitude Lunch

Join us to honour This Year’s Worthy Recipient, BILL YOUNIE, QC of the “Lawyer Helping Lawyer Award”.

Where:  The Law Courts Inn Restaurant
Address:  5th Floor, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Date:  Friday, June 16, 2017

Time:  12:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $50 (inc. GST) each, or Tables of 8 – $400 (inc. GST)

 

Download 2017 Gratitude Lunch Registration_ Form_

 

BCLAA 2017 KAMLOOPS RETREAT
June 2-4, 2017 – Canyon Creek Ranch
Knutsford, B.C. Beginning at 5 PM

MARK IT IN YOUR CALENDAR
$130 registration includes meals from Saturda -, breakfast, lunch & dinner,
to Sunday – breakfast & lunch

Cheque Payable to BCLAA/Jim Carroll
Box 208, Knutsford, B.C.  VOE 2AO
Directors to ranch available
Call 250-374-7606, or email carroll.jim20@gmail.com

 

Click here to download Registration Form BCLAA 2017

 

Workshops

LAPBC hosts a variety of workshops throughout BC. Workshops are free or offered at a nominal cost and some qualify for CPD hours. Regular topics include:

  • procrastination and effective decision making
  • communication skills
  • maintaining effective boundaries
  • meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction
  • job search, interviewing skills and career transition

Check back for announcements regarding upcoming workshops or contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list:

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

Boundaries for Lawyers – 5 CPD Credits

Lawyers face many more complex boundary decisions than most people do. Many practice problems lawyers get into with clients, the Law Society or other lawyers are a result of poor boundary decisions. Taking on cases you can’t handle, taking on too much work, conflicts with colleagues, staff or clients, feeling overwhelmed or burned-out are often manifestations of boundary problems. This course will help you identify and create healthy and effective boundaries in your law practice and minimize or eliminate these boundary-related issues.

When: Wednesday, May 3, 10, 24 and 31, 2017
Where: LAP office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, B.C.
Time: 12:15-1:30 pm
Fee: $100 (plus $5.00 GST)

Registration: email us your completed form at info@lapbc.com, send by fax to 604-685-2179, or mail with your cheque payable to the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC to #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2T4

Click here to download Registration Form Boundaries_Workshop_May_2017


Options for Lawyers Workgroup 

Options for Lawyers is a free, drop-in networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15-1:30 pm at the LAPBC Vancouver Office (#415 – 1080 Mainland Street).

Details for the next Options Workgroup are as follows:

Topic:  “Managing Career and Life Transitions”
 

When:  Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

Transitions are an inevitable part of our lives and the natural part of being human. However, transitions can also be difficult, painful and confusing. With the digital explosion, many people find that transitions are compounding and accelerating through the life cycle. Whether you are in a transition at this time, or in the process of contemplating change, this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will develop a deeper understanding of your existing transition strategies and your personal style of responding to change. This understanding will facilitate the creation of a personal action plan that is grounded in your strengths and resilience capacities.

Click here to download Options_Notice_May_17_2017

 

 

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Email: info@lapbc.com
Phone: 1.888.685.2171 or 604.685.2171
Fax: 604.685.2179
Mail: #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2T4

Support Groups

Working Step Groups start on a regular basis. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Codependents Anonymous – Vancouver

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in

Codependents Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Wednesday
Time: Noon
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Lower Mainland

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Abbotsford

Time: 5:00 pm
Details:
Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Accountability Group – Vancouver

An adjunct to 12-step recovery in which members provide support to each other.
Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Victoria

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Nanaimo

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm
Details: Please James Dunn at at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or (jdunn@lapbc.com) jdunn (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Professionals Accountability Group – Kamloops

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details